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Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case


Native women will be rallying at the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear a closely-watched case next month.

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center already stood up for tribal sovereignty by submitting a brief in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The case, which will be heard on December 7, will determine whether the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians can exercise jurisdiction over a lawsuit filed by a minor tribal member who was sexually abused by a non-Indian on the reservation.

The organization is now joining forces with The Monument Quilt to call more attention to the case. The groups will be bringing quilt squares to the Supreme Court in recognition of the high rates of violence and abuse facing Native women and children.


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